Funtimes and Awesome Sauce

Picture time! It’s Mother’s Day and so in honour of my very special Mum, I thought I’d hijack the blog again to show you all some pictures of how much fun we’ve had. It’s been a crazy first week on the outside, and picking only a few pictures to share with you was hard – there are so many good ones! I wish I could hope that you would enjoy them as much as I enjoyed being in them, but that’s just not possible. I’ve had such a blast this week. Anyway, here they are – I’m kicking my feet with excitement for you to see them!!

One of the first things they did was put me in my new bed. We were all pretty excited for the first hour or two, and they were running around making me feel as comfortable as possible. They were really quite nice about it and made me feel special. They get sloppy smiles.

OK this is WAY better than the little screen we used to watch this show on in the hospital! This thing is huge! I wasn't sure what the deal was with those other little screens but this - this!! - I get. It's...mesmerizing.

OK, the picture can't show it, because Dad's lips are moving so fast right now you can't even see it - but DAD'S LIPS ARE MOVING SO FAST RIGHT NOW!!! I don't know how he does it but I think it's the coolest thing ever.

There are so many nice things to wear outside, I love getting dressed up and going out!

We've been going for a lot of walks. I'm finally understanding what the heck Mum and Dad were talking about all this time. Even though it was a little chilly, the Seawall was a great place to go for a walk!

It's very bright out here, isn't it?

And see? Just because I'm out of the hospital doesn't mean I have to say goodbye. Nurse Awesome stopped by for a visit and made a gray rainy morning all bright. She was always so much fun, and this time she wasn't working so it was even better!

The tub they have here is way better than the one in the hospital! This one has a showerhead attachment so I can get rinsed off easily, it's pretty sweet. And it fits me just right.

Dad said the new wooden shelf on the bottom would open up some options with my stroller but I never thought he was talking about this! And yes, believe it or not, I'm in there with all my gear too. Don't worry, Mum was there as a spotter. Happy Cinquo de Mayo!

So they're teaching me how to cheer for hockey. They said I did a good job, and the Canucks won that night. A couple nights later, I slept through the game and they lost...can superstition really start this early?

This couch is pretty cool. It's a workout for me, but I can totally stand up and lean against it and check things out on my own. And it's soft, too! We didn't have anything like this at the hospital.

I love morning dressup times! Picking out something nice for the day and looking all pretty. Putting things on is so much fun! I love clothes!

Holly watches from a safe distance.

See this furry thing in the picture? I got my hand on it earlier today. It’s very soft, but my hand was hairy for like an hour afterwards. Let me give you a tip – cat hair and drool aren’t a good combination.  But besides that? I can’t complain. I’m living the life here with my two favourite Big People, and I’m really glad they brought me here. I just wish they would have been a little quicker about it…

And on another note, we would like to extend a very warm and heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day, to all of the mothers out there who are reading. Whether you’ve been one for a while and helped us through our early days, or whether you’re in your early days yourself and are here looking for your new normal, The Sunshine Brigade wishes you a happy and screamyface-free Mother’s Day.

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22 Responses to Funtimes and Awesome Sauce

  1. Anne Brackett says:

    The pictures are awesome. Great gift for Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day Karen..

    Love to all Mom

  2. Diana says:

    Thanks for sharing, Nyana! And congrats on making it home in time to spend your first Mother’s Day with your extraordinary Mum!


  3. Twiggy says:

    Oh thank you! And Happy Mother’s Day to you Karen!!

  4. Beautiful Pictures – Nyana is has taken over like she has been home all along!

  5. Margie King/mak1 says:

    Thank you for this gift to all of us today, Nyana. Happy Mother’s Day, Karen!!

  6. Duncan & Dorothy Gillies says:

    Dear Nyana, Karen and Don
    Nyana, looks like you are a writer like your Mom and Dad – thanks for sharing those photos – you are a beautiful little lady and I am sure your Mom is basking in the glow of her first Mother’s Day.
    Love to all. Duncan & Dorothy

  7. Juju says:

    What a great Mother’s Day gift to all! Looking good, Ny.

  8. Happy Mother’s Day Karen. I am so happy you get to share it with your family all together in your home. You are a great mum. and Thanks for the update Nyana… keep ’em comin’!

  9. Bruna says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen!

    It’s Bruna from Bees With Honey – one of Vancouver Mom’s Top bloggers!
    Congratulations on winning. So happy for you. What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift to add to your day.

    I was looking forward to meeting you at the Gala but, unfortunately will not be there. My daughter has a dance competition in Whistler that day and I will be there cheering her on.

    Love you blog and have added you to my RSS feed!
    Happy Day!

  10. Naomi Jesson says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day Karen!

    Love your beautiful pictures of everyone. So happy Nyana is home & that you are enjoying your 1st Mother’s day as a family at home.

    Congratulations on being the being voted the top FABULOUS Mom Blogger of 2011- you absolutely deserve it! I know I voted for you!
    I can’t wait to meet you on May 19th, I hope you will be there 🙂 with Nyana.

    Have a BRILLIANT day!

  11. Ben Ton says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen, and congratulations on winning Vancouver’s Best Mom Blogger for 2011. It was very well deserved and we’re all so proud of the three of you.

    Thanks for creating and maintaining Nyana’s blog …. judging from our own experience her at our household … I can only imagine how much joy you, Don and Nyana are bringing into the lives of the thousands of people who follow it. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

  12. Ben Ton says:

    I forgot to add that these pictures today are totally awesome (as usual) …. looks like I’m going to need a bigger hard drive … no problem … Nyana’s worth it.

  13. Mary Ward says:

    I love your cool sunglasses, Nyana!

  14. Lynn Duncan says:

    Great job, Nyana! And a good choice of pictures.. can never be too many pictures, of course.

    Let me tell you about that furry thing.. just wait until you discover that it purrs.. which is a great noise/feeling that I think you will just love!

    And what modesty you exhibit already, young princess! But congratulations to you and your mum and dad for winning the blog contest. I know I certainly put in my vote each day and I tweeted about the contest too.

    Of course we already knew your mum was a Top Mom, huh?

    Karen, happy Mother’s Day at HOME. I’m sure Nyana is thinking up new ways to celebrate Father’s Day when that comes.

  15. Olivia ♡ says:

    These pictures make my life.

    Happy First Mother’s Day, Karen!!

    Love, Olivia, Caleb and Noah ❤

  16. Judy says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day Karen, enjoy your special day with the most precious gift of all.

  17. Heidi says:

    Love it you guys! Yay Nyana!!!

  18. Stacey & Lucy says:


    To SS NyNy… Love all the pix… furry thing is cool, I have a few myself… I am so glad you love the duck, do want another??

    I Love you

  19. Stacey Feehan says:

    What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! Love the photos, love the story. And I absolutely love that you are home! Recognition for a great mommy blog is just icing on the cake.

  20. Biscottiii says:

    Awesome Nyana for giving your Mum the BEST 1st Mothers Day ever! Someday you will be giving her burned toast & eggs for her Breakfast In Bed! Or doing the spilling of the cereal & milk in bed routine, Mums always smile at that on Mothers Day.

    Loved the pictures, Sweet little happy Princess! Congrats on winning the blog award! Much deserved!

  21. Lee says:

    Like they said.

  22. Jenny says:

    What a sweet little girl – and so happy! Go Canucks….

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